Game Reviews

Fantasy Life Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fun life simulator lets kids experiment with careers.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
(2014)
Tropico 5 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
Dictator simulation imposes violence; lots of strategy.
Platforms: Linux, Mac, PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox 360, iPhone
(2014)
Zoo Tycoon Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Fantastic animal and business simulation, fun for all ages.
Platforms: Xbox 360, Xbox One
(2013)
Fantasy Garden Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Ho-hum sim tempts players to pay, friend strangers.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
GodZ Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Empire-building sim includes religious human sacrifice.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
Disney Planes Game Poster Image
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age 8+
LEARNING
Not a nosedive, but this game still stalls over mediocrity.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U
(2013)
SimCity Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
Exciting but technically flawed city-building simulation.
Platforms: Windows
(2013)
Half the Sky Movement: The Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Empowering sim explores women's issues and activism.
Platforms: Facebook
(2013)
Megapolis Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Cross-platform building sim shines with real-world graphics.
Platforms: Facebook, iPhone
(2012)
CoasterVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Build your own amusement park on Facebook with your friends.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
The Wizard of Oz Facebook Game Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Film-based 3D building sim encourages Facebook friending.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Gazillionaire! Game Poster Image
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age 12+
LEARNING
Econ becomes interesting when running interstellar company.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2012)
The Ville Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Sim emphasizes positive social interactions and happiness.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Disney Animal Kingdom Explorers Game Poster Image
age 13+
LEARNING
Social game has positive habitat conservation message.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Rabbids Invasion Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Irreverent Facebook title pokes fun at other social games.
Platforms: Facebook
(2012)
Tropico 4 Game Poster Image
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age 15+
LEARNING
City building game offers tyrannical options.
Platforms: Xbox 360
(2011)
CityVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Facebook sim promotes friending strangers and paying.
Platforms: Facebook
(2010)
Algodoo Game Poster Image
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age 10+
LEARNING
2-D physics sandbox fosters awesome inventions.
Platforms: Mac, Windows
(2009)
FarmVille Game Poster Image
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age 13+
LEARNING
Popular farming sim needs Facebook friends or cash to grow.
Platforms: Facebook
(2009)